October 13, 2016
January 29, 2014
This is why I love writing my diary posts, after a tough day where I didn’t do anything nice I was feeling a little tired and sorry for myself and then I looked through all my instagrams and realised I have done lots of nice things recently…
Of course lots of time with my sweet girl, she loves the deer doll I got her for Christmas (from Sisters Guild in Frome) and smiles and hugs it all the time – and I found the cutest bunny slippers for her last week in Aldi of all places! She won’t be able to wear them for a while but they were too much for me to resist.
I have a new job and one of my tasks involves blogging about Bristol, how fun! So I have been exploring coffee spots this week… Full Court Press Coffee on Broad Street might be a new favourite. The coffee is delicious and pretty different from most – they have a menu with tastes you might find in each blend like wine almost. Also it is super pretty in there, I love the stained glass window at the back. (The last time I went here my friends ran a trainer store!)
I cannot drink much coffee but I absolutely adore my daily cup or two… and I love coffee dates with my Mama buddies. Current favourites are Boston Tea Party for their pretty coffees and Zazu’s Kitchen for their seriously thick hot chocolate.
Another new favourite is At The Well on Stokes Croft, my friend Sofi told me about it and I will definitely be going a lot. The place is all mis-matched china and they give you a biscuit with your cup of tea! I had some amazing American pancakes with bacon and blueberries. The. Best.
The lovely Ivory Flowers (who I worked with on this event) have opened their store on my local high street – which makes it so much easier for me to get pretty flowers – I got this cute little arrangement this week. (They share the shop with Zara’s Chocolates which I have also visited a lot!)
I had a marathon shoe trying on morning, I was told by a friend that your feet can get bigger during pregnancy and then not go back to normal… I don’t know if mine got bigger at all or if they have gone back already but I was relived to find my shoes still fit – I was most worried about my tiny sandals that I wore to y wedding but they still fit. *PHEW* In other news Jessica is into my Chanel make up already… jokes.
We had a visit to Bath at the weekend, to see my parents-in-law for Sunday lunch. We visited Graze which overlooked the railway station. We love Graze in Bristol but this space is beautiful, I loved the brass lamps and the blue subway tile and the roast beef was divine!
We have been making an effort to eat at the table again… in the mornings we pop Jessica in her buggy (she is not quite big enough for a high chair) and we eat together before my husband leaves for work. In the evening once we have put the babe down we sit and eat dinner together. This has felt like such a treat – I have been lighting all the candles and we have even treated ourselves to a couple of steak dinners! (We got our steaks from Source Food and they were SO GOOD)
There is a lot of food in this post! I have been having lovely lunches out with my Mum – mostly recently at Boston Tea Party on Cheltenham Road, I love the interior and my veggie burger was amazing. I have to mention my new favourite lunch at home – it’s not a recipe and it is someone else’s idea so it cannot be a recipe post. (Roasted new potatoes and carrots with salad and a poached egg – I was full right through till dinner!)
I am also resting a lot as night times are still very busy! So we head out most mornings and for lunch sometimes but I try to keep our afternoons free for downtime at home. I drink tea and watch movies under blankets and try to get her to nap. It makes for a rested Mama and a happy baby – she is such a homebody.
September 12, 2013
So September is here… and I am looking forward to adding some cosy pieces to my wardrobe!
My wishlist on ASOS is growing, I love that you can save your favourites and make a shopping list.
I would like some cosy hats, I often live in beanies in the winter, and I love this one;
And I really want a smarter hat too… I am thinking a big wide brimmed hat would be great to style up casual coats… this one is perfect
I have so many summer scarves now, I have been using them to dress my bump but I will need a big thick wool one. I get ill if it’s cold and I don’t cover my neck!
I love this one (it would be great with a leather jacket)
And I love this out-size scarf…
I have been coveting a leather jacket from Whistles for EVER. This one is currently top of the list.
I would also really like a casual varsity for the warmer transitional months since I don’t have to worry about being smart for a little while.
I will also stock up on a few cosy knits… you cannot have enough of these!
This one from Ted Baker would be great with some chunky boots and skinny jeans for when I want to be really cosy and covered…
And this one from Whistles so I can feel on trend and a little dressed up on those days when more effort is needed…
I cannot wait for the day that I can put on a little dress again… my birthday is in a few months and I am hoping I’ll have a chance to put one on!
This one from French Connection is super cute…
And I really want a wrap dress, also from French Connection having been told they are super flattering…
And skirts… I have missed wearing skirts so much…
Love this one from Whistles, totally my style.
And this flippy number would be great with thick tights and my much loved leather jacket!
I definitely want some chunky boots… or some knee highs… I am trying to work out which will get the most wear.
Or something more like this
I know for a fact I don’t need new jeans… but I also cannot wait to be back into normal jeans!
Shopping will begin again in earnest… first I need to have this baby and get active again.
July 23, 2012
We are so near the very end of our time in New Zealand, after leaving the Marlborough Sounds (sob) we had one night in Picton before catching our ferry back to Wellington and leaving…
The town is super cute… and one again the weather was gorgeous.
There’s a really great public area around the water…
We spent a whole afternoon wandering around the jetty’s picking out our dream boats. A favourite game.
Here is mine, a proper sailing yacht with wood panelling. So lovely.
And we went for a beautiful sunset walk around a lake near to our hostel.
The next day we missed our ferry by minutes having gotten the departure time wrong so we had more time in the Nelson sunshine enjoying savoury scones and coffee at a cafe before jumping on a later ferry, luckily the company took pity on us and let us board another time.
So we found more jetty’s and dreamed over more yachts.
And this cute cafe sending drinks and ice creams out of the side of a big ship. Love that.
And spotted the cutest house, how deep south is this beauty?
We are so nearly at the end people, can you stand anymore beautiful scenery?
I loved little Picton and wished we had more time here.
February 2, 2011
I love a little black dress, I have a lot and I still want more
They are always the dresses that I lust after when I see a great one
They are the ones that get the most wear
They suit any occasion
They are always chic
They were invented by Coco Chanel herself… What more reason do you need?
January 26, 2011
This is the lingerie of my dreams… in my dream world my drawers would be filled with Agent Provocateur, La Perla and Myla… everything would be brand new and never wear out…
I love their names…
And my favourite Fifi…
In real life lingerie like this is not practical for all day… but a girl can dream, this year I am saving for a AG set… in red lace!